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Tue May 22, 2018, 11:23 PM

Vox: 3 winners and 3 losers from primaries in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and Arkansas

For what it's worth, here's Matt Yglesias' takeaway from Tuesday.

Winners:
DCCC
Medicaid expansion
Black Democrats

Losers:
The GOP mobilisation strategy
Our Revolution
Georgia Republicans

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/22/17382650/georgia-texas-kentucky-arkansas-winners-losers

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Reply Vox: 3 winners and 3 losers from primaries in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and Arkansas (Original post)
lapucelle May 2018 OP
Cha May 2018 #1
Gothmog May 2018 #5
SidDithers May 2018 #25
Gothmog May 2018 #45
sunRISEnow May 2018 #8
Cha May 2018 #9
sunRISEnow May 2018 #13
lapucelle May 2018 #15
Cha May 2018 #16
lapucelle May 2018 #18
Cha May 2018 #21
lapucelle May 2018 #85
Cha May 2018 #87
ehrnst May 2018 #26
Gothmog May 2018 #46
Cha May 2018 #60
Gothmog May 2018 #95
Gothmog May 2018 #104
Cha May 2018 #107
DangerousRhythm May 2018 #109
Cha May 2018 #110
sheshe2 May 2018 #2
TexasTowelie May 2018 #3
Gothmog May 2018 #4
Cha May 2018 #6
Exotica May 2018 #12
lapucelle May 2018 #17
Cha May 2018 #19
ehrnst May 2018 #29
crazycatlady May 2018 #88
Gothmog May 2018 #48
Cha May 2018 #63
Gothmog May 2018 #47
Me. May 2018 #67
Gothmog May 2018 #96
Me. May 2018 #97
Gothmog May 2018 #100
lapucelle May 2018 #101
Gothmog May 2018 #105
betsuni May 2018 #7
BadgerMom May 2018 #10
sunRISEnow May 2018 #14
murielm99 May 2018 #11
oberliner May 2018 #20
seaglass May 2018 #22
oberliner May 2018 #23
seaglass May 2018 #24
ehrnst May 2018 #28
Tom Rinaldo May 2018 #31
seaglass May 2018 #32
Tom Rinaldo May 2018 #33
seaglass May 2018 #34
lapucelle May 2018 #37
NastyRiffraff May 2018 #38
oberliner May 2018 #39
lapucelle May 2018 #54
oberliner May 2018 #56
lapucelle May 2018 #58
oberliner May 2018 #74
lapucelle May 2018 #75
oberliner May 2018 #76
lapucelle May 2018 #80
oberliner May 2018 #81
lapucelle May 2018 #82
lapucelle May 2018 #83
sheshe2 May 2018 #89
George II May 2018 #84
lapucelle May 2018 #86
sheshe2 May 2018 #90
George II May 2018 #68
lapucelle May 2018 #69
George II May 2018 #70
lapucelle May 2018 #71
lapucelle May 2018 #36
oberliner May 2018 #40
lapucelle May 2018 #41
George II May 2018 #65
sheshe2 May 2018 #91
ehrnst May 2018 #27
sinkingfeeling May 2018 #30
Gothmog May 2018 #35
oberliner May 2018 #50
Gothmog May 2018 #51
oberliner May 2018 #52
Cha May 2018 #59
Gothmog May 2018 #62
Cha May 2018 #66
oberliner May 2018 #73
Gothmog May 2018 #61
oberliner May 2018 #72
sheshe2 May 2018 #92
Gothmog May 2018 #94
ehrnst May 2018 #98
Gothmog May 2018 #99
Gothmog May 2018 #64
ismnotwasm May 2018 #42
SunSeeker May 2018 #43
Me. May 2018 #44
Initech May 2018 #49
lunamagica May 2018 #53
tonyt53 May 2018 #55
Hortensis May 2018 #57
lapucelle May 2018 #78
Hoyt May 2018 #77
lapucelle May 2018 #79
sheshe2 May 2018 #93
Jamaal510 May 2018 #102
NurseJackie May 2018 #103
Gothmog May 2018 #106
Cha May 2018 #108

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:35 PM

1. Yay, "establishment"!! Yay Lizzie Fletcher.. I'm taking

back that word.. It's not an insult.. There are hard working Democrats in the Democratic Party winning elections for our Democracy!


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lizzie-fletcher-wins-democratic-primary-texas-7th-houston-laura-moser_us_5b049815e4b0784cd2af5303

Mahalo for the Great News, lapucelle!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:08 AM

5. Lizzie is a great lawyer and nice lady

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:01 AM

25. Congrats to Sri Kulkarni too...

I know you've been working hard for him.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #25)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:51 PM

45. I actually went to his watch/victory party

It has been a while since I did this

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2018, 01:11 AM

8. Right. With Emily's list and PP defined as establishment and after Trump

 

I am good with establishment myself.

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Response to sunRISEnow (Reply #8)

Wed May 23, 2018, 01:24 AM

9. Yes, the media is certainly milking the "establishment"

word. Problem for some is that it's turning into a solid Democratic Choice for Victory in many races.

All good Democrats in office have been there and have established themselves with solid voting records.



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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2018, 02:28 AM

13. Exactly.

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:03 AM

15. It was "a good night for establishmentarians" according to Matt.

I guess I'll have to add "Black Democrats" to the list of establishment groups and organizations, right alongside Planned Parenthood.



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Response to lapucelle (Reply #15)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:06 AM

16. Yes! Black Established Dems, too!

Mahalo, lapucelle, for your OP

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:15 AM

18. And the Indo America establishment as well!

Maholo Cha! Hope everything is OK at home in Hawaii.



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Response to lapucelle (Reply #18)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:34 AM

21. I've been striving to get established in my

new town on Kauai.. that I moved to last July. It takes awhile in a new place, job, state, country, etc.

My heart goes out to those poor people on the Big Island in the path of the lava plumes from the Kilauea Volcano.



That's one of my Senators.. Brian Schatz! Way back on May 3rd.. the very beginning.

Hope you're doing well, too, lapucelle.

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Sun May 27, 2018, 06:22 PM

85. Oh nos! If you get established

will that make you an establishmentarian member of the dreaded establishment?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #85)

Sun May 27, 2018, 06:33 PM

87. Yes, can't wait to get Established! Turns out Establishment is

Good! I'm taking it back.. they tried to make it a dirty word.. like "liberal" was a dirty word at one time.. no more.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:44 AM

26. Yep. (nt)

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:53 PM

46. Congressman John Lewis is a national treasure

I have been fortunate enough to hear Congressman John Lewis tell his "preaching to chickens" story in person four times

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #46)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:07 PM

60. That is fortunate,

Goth!

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:14 PM

95. I love this bumper sticker

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2018, 12:39 PM

104. I really like Lizzie

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #104)

Mon May 28, 2018, 04:32 PM

107. Mahalo, Goth.. and check this out...

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2018, 07:21 PM

109. Indeed.

I proudly voted for her. I got several texts from Our Revolution trying to push me into voting for Moser, but nah. I knew she had quite a few obvious negatives that could more easily sink her campaign.

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Response to DangerousRhythm (Reply #109)

Mon May 28, 2018, 08:28 PM

110. Good to hear, DangerousRhythm

in Texas!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:51 PM

2. Fly my child...

Off to the greatest page.

Dayum, love your list of the winners and losers.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:53 PM

3. Sanders was a loser too.

Leticia Sanders lost the Democrat primary for governor of Arkansas.

http://www.arkansasonline.com/2018elections/governor/

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:07 AM

4. Two candidates opposed by Our revolution won in Texas

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:15 AM

6. Mahalo for those two tweets, Goth..

I didn't know anything about Sri Preston Kulkarni.

Lizzie looks happy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2018, 02:07 AM

12. oh, Our Revolution tried to ratfuck him hard

 

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #17)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:17 AM

19. So glad the OR attempts at smear did NOT

work!

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:49 AM

29. Democratic voters saw through "going negative" tactics. (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #29)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:09 PM

88. I just voted in my primary (NJ-- absentee)

It is between two candidates, an 'establishment' candidate and one backed by Our Revolution. When I received my ballot, I checked their respective Twitter feeds.

The latter spent so much energy attacking the 'establishment' and nothing against the GOP incumbent. Guess who did not get my vote?

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:56 PM

48. I had fun-I took Sri to a couple of meetings of the local Democratic lawyers associaiton

A candidate in a roomful of Democratic lawyers is fun to watch.

Sri will be on a panel for CLE event held by this group in June

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #48)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:38 PM

63. Sounds like it, Goth!

Best of Luck to Sri in the GE!

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #17)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:55 PM

47. The head of Fort Bend Our Revolution told his group that Sri is "not one of us"

This group is so very racist

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #47)

Sat May 26, 2018, 05:33 PM

67. I Say

Thank heavens for that, no wonder he won

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Response to Me. (Reply #67)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:17 PM

96. From NYT

According to the NYT and a professor, Sri has a chance


From the NYT article
Richard Murray, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, told me to keep an eye as well on the 22nd District, a largely suburban swath of the Houston area that he described as a microcosm of demographic changes that are making the state ever more hospitable Democratic turf.

“The suburban counties that led Republicans to dominance here 25 years ago are getting significantly less Republican fast,” he said, adding that Fort Bend County, in the 22nd, is roughly 20 percent Asian-American now. The first-place finisher in the district’s Democratic primary, Sri Preston Kulkarni, is Indian-American. Murray said that if Kulkarni wins his runoff, that could be a significant boost to Democrats’ chances to nab this House seat.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #96)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:19 PM

97. Best Of Luck To Him

and many, many votes

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Response to Me. (Reply #97)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:37 PM

100. For this thread

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #100)

Mon May 28, 2018, 06:00 AM

101. What a beautiful image and message.

"Uniting diverse communities through shared values"

We are stronger together. Thank you for posting the moving tweet and for working towards this goal both locally and nationally.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #17)

Mon May 28, 2018, 12:42 PM

105. Here is some more on the Our Revolution attacks

I am supporting a candidate who was attacked by Our Revolution because he is an Asian http://www.indoamerican-news.com/local-democrats-infighting-attempts-to-smear-sri-kulkarni/

Like many other youngsters going through their tumultuous teen years, Kulkarni attributed the episode to youthful indiscretion, similar to what George W. Bush, Barak Obama and Bill Clinton experienced in their youths.

But Beaton, who is backing candidate Steve Brown in the primary, is throwing out all sorts of minor issues to sideline Kulkarni’s bid. He has challenged Kulkarni’s full name, his residency in the district, his voting record and even his registration application saying he wanted to run in Massachusetts.

Inspite of these diversions, the Indian American community as well as the rest of the South And East Asian communities are staunchly behind Kulkarni and they have shown it by the sheer numbers who have come to his events and are donating funds to his campaign, sensing a chance to have an Asian in Congress from the Metroplex. They came together last night, Tuesday, February 20, at Madras Pavlion to rally behind Kulkarni and push back against these charges.

Encouraged, Kulkarni is counting on their support. “We’re pushing back against this stigmatization and slander,” Kulkarni said. “The Asian communities need to come out and vote to get us over the top in the primary.”

From another article http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/texas-congressional-candidate-sri-kulkarni-acknowledges-teen-drug-arrest-youthful/article_54a39be6-1e55-11e8-8db1-6f520552146f.html

Doug Beaton, the leader of the chapter, warned Fort Bend County Democratic officials on Kulkarni's previously undisclosed past in a letter posted on social media, it said.

The letter suggested that Kulkarni, whose full first name is Srinivas, is running under an assumed name and that he had previously registered with the Federal Election Commission to run for a congressional seat in Massachusetts.,,,,

Fort Bend County's past Democratic chair, Don Bankston, a member of the party's state executive committee, said the attack on Kulkarni is off base and potentially slanderous, according to the report.

The head of the Our Revolution group told voters that Sri is "not one of us" and we do not want "one of them on the ballot." These attacks failed

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:52 AM

7. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 01:38 AM

10. I'm okay with both lists!

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #10)

Wed May 23, 2018, 02:35 AM

14. It is pretty.

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 01:41 AM

11. K&R!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:23 AM

20. Where does Stacey Evans fit in to this formulation?

 

She barely gets a mention.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #20)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:35 AM

22. She lost, she didn't have much support. What is there to say? n/t

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Response to seaglass (Reply #22)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:37 AM

23. Losers: The GOP mobilisation strategy Our Revolution Georgia Republicans

 

She isn't any of those.

In fact, Our Revolution supported her primary opponent.

So how are Our Revolution listed under "losers" if their preferred candidate won in a landslide?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #23)

Wed May 23, 2018, 05:43 AM

24. Stacey Abrams was supported by the majority of National Dems and groups, OR

was not much of a factor. Hillary recorded a robo-call for her.

Support from political and issue advocacy organizations

⬩ Georgia Equality
⬩ Georgia Stonewall Democrats
⬩ EMILY’s List
⬩ Daily Kos
⬩ Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence
⬩ Moms Demand Action "Gun Sense Candidate" Distinction
⬩ National Association of Social Workers - Georgia
⬩ Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
⬩ NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia
⬩ NARAL Pro-Choice America
⬩ Planned Parenthood Action
⬩ Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates
⬩ #VoteProChoice
⬩ Let America Vote
⬩ Mijente (Gente4Abrams)
⬩ MoveOn.org Political Action
⬩ Collective PAC
⬩ Our Revolution
⬩ Democracy for America
⬩ Higher Heights
⬩ Democracy in Color
⬩ People for the American Way Action Fund

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Response to seaglass (Reply #24)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:47 AM

28. +1000 (nt)

 

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Response to seaglass (Reply #24)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:39 AM

31. Sanders was among those supporting Abrams

Georgia 2018: Abrams nabs Bernie Sanders' endorsement
https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100210624538

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #31)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:40 AM

32. OK - unity is a good thing, right? n/t

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Response to seaglass (Reply #32)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:41 AM

33. Right

Especially once we head into the November elections.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #33)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:46 AM

34. Looks like many of the losing candidates have been graceful and are on board to work together.

I'm feeling a teeny bit of optimism.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #31)

Wed May 23, 2018, 08:31 AM

37. It was great that BS got on board!

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Response to seaglass (Reply #24)

Wed May 23, 2018, 09:53 AM

38. But I thought Our Revolution ALONE was responsible!

Or not. I guess not. Definitely not.

Thanks for real information, seaglass

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Response to seaglass (Reply #24)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:06 AM

39. Our Revolution was among those groups and Nina Turner was highlighted on her website

 

As a prominent supporter.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #39)

Sat May 26, 2018, 02:52 PM

54. Highlight might be a relative term

We always said the party was a big tent. We meant it.

https://staceyabrams.com/support/

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #54)

Sat May 26, 2018, 03:16 PM

56. She's one of the two dozen or so people quoted on that page

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #56)

Sat May 26, 2018, 03:51 PM

58. There are 30 quoted. Building a coalition requires inclusion.

But yes, there is a quote from Nina. She is listed as "former Ohio State Senator".

Here's a list of the supporters:
⬩ Congressman John Lewis
⬩ Congressman David Scott
⬩ Congressman Hank Johnson
⬩ State Senator Ed Harbison (D-Columbus)
⬩ State Senator Tonya Anderson (D-Lithonia)
⬩ State Senator Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro)
⬩ State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)
⬩ State Representative Bee Nguyen (D-Atlanta)
⬩ State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City)
⬩ State Representative Dexter Sharper (D-Valdosta)
⬩ State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville)
⬩ State Representative Howard Mosby (D-Atlanta)
⬩ State Representative Kimberly Alexander (D-Hiram)
⬩ State Representative Debra Bazemore (D-Riverdale)
⬩ State Representative Pedro Marin (D-Duluth)
⬩ State Representative Sam Park (D - Lawrenceville)
⬩ State Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague (D-Red Oak)
⬩ State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain)
⬩ State Representative Al Williams (D-Midway)
⬩ State Representative Rhonda Burnough (D-Riverdale)
⬩ State Representative Park Cannon (D-Atlanta)
⬩ State Representative Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers)
⬩ State Representative Darrel Ealum (D-Albany)
⬩ State Representative Renitta Shannon (D-Decatur)
⬩ State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah)
⬩ State Representative Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus)
⬩ State Representative Brenda Lopez (D-Norcross)
⬩ State Representative J. Craig Gordon (D-Savannah)
⬩ State Representative Miriam Paris (D-Macon)
⬩ State Representative Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur)
⬩ Mayor William Evans Jr. (Sparta)
⬩ Mayor Mary Parham Copelan (Milledgeville)
⬩ Mayor Melanie Hammet (Pine Lake)
⬩ Mayor Kenneth E. Smith (Kingsland)
⬩ Mayor Deborah Jackson (Lithonia)
⬩ Mayor Cornell L. Harvey (Brunswick)
⬩ Mayor Barbara Williams (Fort Valley)
⬩ Mayor Anthony S. Ford (Stockbridge)
⬩ Former Mayor Elizabeth Wilson (Decatur)
⬩ Mayor Pro-Tem Diane Howard (Lithonia)
⬩ Commissioner and Former Mayor Rodney McCord (Griffin)
⬩ Commissioner Melissa Link (Athens-Clarke Co.)
⬩ City Councilor Tyson Jackson (Social Circle)
⬩ City Councilor Tyree Goodlett (Dalton)
⬩ City Councilor Theodore Patterson (Jackson)
⬩ City Councilor Sandra Thornton (West Point)
⬩ City Councilor Reggie Copeland (Marietta)
⬩ City Councilor Antonio Carter (Nashville)
⬩ City Councilor Alphonso Thomas (Stockbridge)
⬩ City Councilor Myoshia Crawford (Monroe)
⬩ City Councilor Bobby Hunt (Elberton)
⬩ City Councilor Theodore Patterson (Jackson)
⬩ City Councilor Lewis Sims (Jackson)
⬩ City Councilor Christina Hobbs (Union City)
⬩ City Councilor Kregg Close (Bainbridge)
⬩ City Councilor Kamali Varner (McDonough)
⬩ City Councilor Jerry Davis (Dublin)
⬩ City Councilor Jeff Middlebrooks (Thomaston)
⬩ City Councilor Hawnethia Williams (Covington)
⬩ City Councilor Bobby Hunt (Elberton)
⬩ School Board Member Jessie Goree (Clayton Co.)
⬩ School Board Member Linda Bobbitt (Glynn Co.)
⬩ Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery
⬩ Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian
⬩ Vernon Jordan
⬩ Rev. Francys Johnson
⬩ Antoine Simmons (Whitfield Co.)
⬩ Barbara Minter (Lamar Co.)
⬩ James Stocks (Carroll Co.)
⬩ Terence Williamson (Fayette Co.)
⬩ Leroy Lloyd (Effingham Co.)
⬩ Lucious Bray (Pulaski Co.)
⬩ Rev. Charlie Barlow (Butts Co.)
⬩ Charlie Brown (Jefferson Co.)
⬩ Tayla Reid (Clayton Co.)
⬩ Ashleigh Mansfield (Lowndes Co.)
⬩ Rev. Rutha Jackson (Houston Co. )
⬩ Rev. Ezekiel Holly (Terrell Co.)
⬩ Larry Lockett (Ware Co.)
⬩ Patricia Beckham (Pike Co.)
⬩ Doris Harris (Bleckley Co.)
⬩ Benjamin Brewer (Hart Co.)
⬩ Synamon Baldwin (Clayton Co.)
⬩ Anna Laura Stephens (Burke Co.)
⬩ Anna Kimsey (Cobb Co.)
⬩ Kailah Douglas (DeKalb Co.)
⬩ Georgia State AFL-CIO
⬩ Georgia Association of Educators
⬩ Georgia Working Families Party
⬩ Transport Workers Union's Georgia State Conference
⬩ Southeast Council of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU)
⬩ International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77
⬩ The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 613
⬩ Atlanta North Georgia Building Trades Council
⬩ International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926
⬩ Millwright Local Union No. 1263
⬩ Iron Workers Local 387
⬩ Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 8 of the Southeast
⬩ Teamsters Local 728
⬩ UNITE HERE Local 23
⬩ AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
⬩ UFCW - United Food and Commercial Workers
⬩ AFGE - American Federation of Government Employees
⬩ Workers United, Southern Region, Georgia’s largest affiliate of the Service
⬩ Employees International Union (SEIU)
⬩ Georgia Equality
⬩ Georgia Stonewall Democrats
⬩ EMILY’s List
⬩ Daily Kos
⬩ Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence
⬩ Moms Demand Action "Gun Sense Candidate" Distinction
⬩ National Association of Social Workers - Georgia
⬩ Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
⬩ NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia
⬩ NARAL Pro-Choice America
⬩ Planned Parenthood Action
⬩ Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates
⬩ #VoteProChoice
⬩ Let America Vote
⬩ Mijente (Gente4Abrams)
⬩ MoveOn.org Political Action
⬩ Collective PAC
⬩ Our Revolution
⬩ Democracy for America
⬩ Higher Heights
⬩ Democracy in Color
⬩ People for the American Way Action Fund

Additional Supporters
Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Chris Coons, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Ro Khanna, Congressman Ruben Gallego, Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, civil rights leaders Vernon Jordan, Rev. Dr. CT Vivian and Francys Johnson, and dozens of additional current and former Georgia elected officials are all supporting Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #58)

Sun May 27, 2018, 12:15 AM

74. Nina Turner gets a paragraph and a quote and Kamala Harris and Cory Booker are in the "others" group

 

At the very end.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #74)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:21 AM

75. Markos Moulitsas gets two paragraphs and Stephanie Schriock,

president of EMILY’s List, gets three.

The quotes from Democrats currently in office are limited to those members who hail from Abram's home state of Georgia. That was a smart move.

While Democratic Senators Harris and Booker actively campaigned for Abrams, they are listed among "other supporters" under the principle that "all politics is local". This is a Georgia state election.

Democratic minority leaders (i.e. Schumer and Pelosi) and 2016 Democratic nominee HRC were probably omitted from any mention as "supporters" so that Republicans cannot make their support an issue with crossover voters in the GE.

Both Rep. Pelosi and Senator Harris raised funds for Stacey Abrams, as did a coalition of liberal groups, including MoveOn, the Daily Kos, the Working Families Party, NARAL Pro-Choice America, People for the American Way, and Collective PAC. Abrams also invited HRC to record a GOTV robo call for primary election.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #75)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:24 AM

76. Exactly

 

DailyKos, Emily's List, and Our Revolution were among the groups she chose to highlight.

I'm not sure why it is so hard to accept that one of the candidates supported by Bernie/Nina/Our Revolution won their primary.

That's literally all I am saying.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #76)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:08 AM

80. Nina Turner is mentioned as a former state senator,

not as the current President of Our Revolution Senator Nina Turner. Our Revolution isn't mentioned outside of the long list.

"Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator"

https://staceyabrams.com/support/

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #80)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:12 AM

81. She's from Ohio

 

You wrote that the only Congresspeople highlighted were local Georgia politicians.

Why do they quote her if she is not local?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #81)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:28 AM

83. The page includes quotes from other *FORMER* office holders

who are not from Georgia:

"Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm"

"Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Co-Founder of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence"

"Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and President of Let America Vote"

"Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator"

https://staceyabrams.com/support/

The organizations that Gabby Giffords and Jason Candor currently lead are "highlighted" as well.

* former=not currently serving

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Response to oberliner (Reply #74)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:20 PM

89. I love John Lewis.

Endorsements

Congressman John Lewis
“Stacey Abrams is a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who is always committed to fighting for justice for the Georgians she serves. Throughout her career, I have watched her work tirelessly to build coalitions to protect the poor and middle class, fight voter suppression, and register hundreds of thousands of people to vote. Stacey Abrams is the only leader in the race who has the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families in our state. Georgia must seize the opportunity to be a model for our nation by electing this transformative leader, who strives to empower the people she will serve.”

https://staceyabrams.com/support/

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #58)

Sun May 27, 2018, 05:56 PM

84. There's someone conspicuously absent on that list, including "Additional Supporters".

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Response to George II (Reply #84)

Sun May 27, 2018, 06:24 PM

86. Someone was late to the party

both literally and figuratively.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #86)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:22 PM

90. Not of the party.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #54)

Sat May 26, 2018, 05:55 PM

68. I'd take the endorsement of John Lewis over that of Nina Turner any day. There seems to be....

....one name glaringly missing on that extensive list of endorsements.

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Response to George II (Reply #68)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:12 PM

69. John Lewis is the first endorser quoted.

Endorsements
Congressman John Lewis

“Stacey Abrams is a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who is always committed to fighting for justice for the Georgians she serves. Throughout her career, I have watched her work tirelessly to build coalitions to protect the poor and middle class, fight voter suppression, and register hundreds of thousands of people to vote. Stacey Abrams is the only leader in the race who has the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families in our state. Georgia must seize the opportunity to be a model for our nation by electing this transformative leader, who strives to empower the people she will serve.”


Yes, the missing names are interesting. But Kamala and Cory are there.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #69)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:20 PM

70. I think the many endorsers shown at that link were all behind Abrams early in the campaign.

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Response to George II (Reply #70)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:31 PM

71. Former Ohio State Senator Senator Nina Turner

(also known as President of Our Revolution President Nina Turner) notes in a press release that she is "incredibly proud of Stacey Abrams and all of our candidates."

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Response to oberliner (Reply #23)

Wed May 23, 2018, 08:30 AM

36. Emily's list supported Abrams, Booker and Harris campaigned for Abrams,

and HRC recorded a GOTV robocall for Abrams. Nice of Our Revolution to jump on the bandwagon, but it's quite a stretch to credit them for the win.

Stacey Abrams, who won the Democratic governor’s nomination in Georgia, was also an Our Revolution endorsee, but Abrams was backed by virtually every Democrat with a national political profile, and nobody will see this as a case of Sanders’s support in particular putting her over the top.


https://www.vox.com/2018/5/22/17382650/georgia-texas-kentucky-arkansas-winners-losers

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #36)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:07 AM

40. I'm not suggesting crediting them with the win

 

I just don't understand why they are listed among "the losers" considering they backed the primary candidate who won the most high profile race in a landslide - and I also don't see which category Tracey Evans falls under among the list of "losers" either.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #40)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:32 AM

41. They are most likely listed as losers because of the Texas congressional races. N/T

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Response to seaglass (Reply #22)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:41 PM

65. Stacey Abrams defeated Stacey Evans by 76-24%, winning 152 of 159 Georgia counties.....

Stacey Evans congratulated Stacey Abrams and strongly urged her supporters to support Abrams. That's what happens when Democrats have two Democrats facing off in a Democratic Primary ... Run hard, then immediately work to move forward together.

We should see that much more frequently instead of sour grapes sulking.

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Response to George II (Reply #65)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:30 PM

91. This!!!!

George II
65. Stacey Abrams defeated Stacey Evans by 76-24%, winning 152 of 159 Georgia counties.....

Stacey Evans congratulated Stacey Abrams and strongly urged her supporters to support Abrams. That's what happens when Democrats have two Democrats facing off in a Democratic Primary ... Run hard, then immediately work to move forward together.



This is what Democrats do. Thank you Stacey Evans. You are a true Democrat. You immediately. IMMEDIATELY threw all your support for the winner. Thank you.

Brava!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:45 AM

27. Other winners - NARAL and EMILY's List. (nt)

 

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:30 AM

30. I don't see much to celebrate in Arkansas. Twice as many voted in

GOP primary, with 57% turnout than in the Democratic primary with just 41% turnout.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 08:25 AM

35. For this thread

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #35)

Sat May 26, 2018, 01:17 PM

50. Stacey Abrams: "So grateful for Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement...."

 

Stacey Abrams:

"So grateful for Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement. We’re excited you’re on our team to move Georgia forward. United, we will win in November." bit.ly/Stand-With-Bernie

"Stacey Abrams has real solutions that will help the lives of working people in Georgia. That is why I am proud to support her campaign for governor."
– U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor

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Response to oberliner (Reply #50)

Sat May 26, 2018, 01:25 PM

51. Hillary Clinton backs Stacey Abrams in Georgia Democratic governor's race

Stacy won despite Our Revolution's endorsement. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/politics/hillary-clinton-stacey-abrams-georgia-robocall/index.html

Hillary Clinton has waded into the Georgia governor's race, recording a robocall that urged Democratic voters to back former state House minority leader Stacey Abrams in Tuesday's primary.

Clinton endorsed Abrams, a favorite of progressives who is seeking to become the nation's first African-American female governor, over moderate former state Rep. Stacey Evans.

"A Yale educated attorney, Abrams is the only candidate with bold new plans to ensure Georgians have access to good jobs, quality public schools, affordable child care and higher education," Clinton said in the call, noting, in a reference to the candidates' similar names, that it's "Abrams, with an 'A.'"

Clinton's robocall for Abrams shows that her support is still in demand in certain races. Clinton was backed overwhelmingly by black voters in the South in the 2016 primary and general election.

I was a delegate to the national convention and the Texas delegation and the Georgia delegation shares a bus to the convention site. The Georgia delegation was very upset that sanders sanctions and approved the stunt of the sanders delegation who booed Congressman John Lewis at the national convention. I know that that this stunt was popular with the idiots on JPR but Georgia democrats were not happy with Sanders https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/hey-john-lewis-karmas-a-mf-aint-it/

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #51)

Sat May 26, 2018, 01:27 PM

52. The tweet you posted lists: "Sanders/O.R. endorsements:"

 

Stacey Abrams was endorsed by Sanders/O.R. and won her primary but is not listed.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #52)

Sat May 26, 2018, 03:59 PM

59. Everybody endorsed Stacy Abrams.. but Hillary robo called and had her at the DNC..



bigtree https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210647243#top

And, John Lewis endorsed her in 2017.. all Established Dems. Good ol "established" Dems.

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Response to Cha (Reply #59)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:37 PM

62. That is a great robocall

The campaign spent some money using this call and it was effective

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #62)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:42 PM

66. GOTV! From Hillary having Stacy Abrams @ the DNC

to robocalling For her for Gov of Georgia.. quite the journey!

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Response to Cha (Reply #59)

Sun May 27, 2018, 12:14 AM

73. Stacey Evans did have the support of the last Democratic governor of the state

 

But you are correct that most Democrats lined up to support her primary opponent.

My only point is that, among those supporters were Bernie Sanders and Nina Turner and the O.R. folks.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #52)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:36 PM

61. And yet Congressman John Lewis is actually listed first on Stacey' webpage

Congressman John Lewis is the first person listed on Stacey's website https://staceyabrams.com/support/

Endorsements
Congressman John Lewis
“Stacey Abrams is a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who is always committed to fighting for justice for the Georgians she serves. Throughout her career, I have watched her work tirelessly to build coalitions to protect the poor and middle class, fight voter suppression, and register hundreds of thousands of people to vote. Stacey Abrams is the only leader in the race who has the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families in our state. Georgia must seize the opportunity to be a model for our nation by electing this transformative leader, who strives to empower the people she will serve.”

Lewis' endorsement was far more important than sanders who is not listed on her website.

Does any sanders supporters regret the attack on Congressman John Lewis at the National Convention by Sanders supporters? The Clinton delegates were warned about this attack 20 minutes before it occurred and we were told that sanders refused to stop it. I know that the idiots who post on JPR were so proud of this stunt.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #61)

Sun May 27, 2018, 12:11 AM

72. Clearly he is a much more prominent figure

 

Interestingly though, other high profile figures like Kamala Harris and Corey Booker are not quoted and are merely part of a list at the very end.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #72)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:35 PM

92. You are trying to hard.

Reaching to make others more relevant than they are. OR?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #72)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:06 PM

94. Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis gets heckled by angry protesters during DNC interview

I was a delegate to the National Convention. The Clinton delegates were warned 20 or so minutes before his appearance that the Sanders delegates were going to boo Congressman John Lewis. This stunt was evidently planned in advance and I have heard that sanders was aware of it but did not try to stop his supporters. Later this stunt was done by sanders supporters https://splinternews.com/congressman-and-civil-rights-icon-john-lewis-gets-heckl-1793860654

Given congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis' legacy as a staunch progressive—one whose entire public life has been dedicated to giving voice to the marginalized and oppressed—it's surprising, then, to hear him heckled so vociferously by angry protesters during an on-air interview about his party's historic nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first female major party presidential candidate in United States history.

Speaking with MSNBC's Tamron Hall outside the Democratic National Convention on Thursday morning, Lewis was interrupted multiple times with shouts of "bullshit" and "she stole it" as he praised his party for selecting Clinton as their standard-bearer.

"You know, we have elected a person of color for two terms. He broke barriers, President Barack Obama did in his way," Lewis told Hall. "And tonight, this night, we're going to nominate a woman."

The Texas delegation shared a bus to the convention site with the Georgia delegation. There were some pissed off delegates by these stunts.

I am a big fan on Congressman Lewis. I have some great pictures of Congressman Lewis with Kareem and Keith Ellison at an event at the convention. I have heard Congressman Lewis tell his "preaching to chicken" story four times in person

I am glad that Congressman Lewis endorsed this candidate and I have no doubt that this endorsement was very important. As you noted, sanders was featured in this candidate's webpage and I think that I know why

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #94)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:51 PM

98. And those that booed during Stacie Abrams DNC speech mentioned John Lewis

 

are now suddenly trying to claim her victory as theirs?

Laughable.

Especially seeing as HRC was the one who saw the promise in her, and asked her to speak at the convention.

I also have yet to hear anyone that those 'revolutionaries' supported denounce their booing of John Lewis.

With all the denouncing I have heard about the Democratic party, not one word against the abuse shown Abrams and Lewis....

Some revolution.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #98)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:06 PM

99. I agree with your analysis

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Response to oberliner (Reply #50)

Sat May 26, 2018, 04:40 PM

64. I love the fact that Hillary Clinton had Stacey speak the first night of the convention

That was the same night that Sanders delegates attacked John Lewis.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 11:02 AM

42. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 07:35 AM

43. K & R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 09:42 AM

44. K & R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 01:11 PM

49. I hope that creepy 2A loving weirdo who pointed a gun at that guy didn't win.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 01:32 PM

53. K&R!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 02:58 PM

55. Just curious how KY fits into this narrative. Asking as a Kentuckian.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #55)

Sat May 26, 2018, 03:49 PM

57. Your thoughts as a KYn would be welcome, Tony.

I noticed that KY was mostly missing from the Vox article. A slash-and-burn editor, or ?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #57)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:01 AM

78. Jim Gray's KY loss, and the "establishmentarians" label

were the reasons why I added the caveat "for what it's worth".



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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 10:37 AM

77. Georgia here. Big support for Abrams, but not sure GOPers have lost anything yet.

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #77)

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:02 AM

79. I agree. Complacency is the enemy. N/T

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:39 PM

93. We are....

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 06:30 AM

102. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 06:49 AM

103. This makes me happy! Very, very happy! Happy, happy, happy!

Winners:
DCCC
Medicaid expansion
Black Democrats

Losers:
The GOP mobilisation strategy
Our Revolution
Georgia Republicans
This makes me happy! Very, very happy! Happy, happy, happy! Check out the WINNERS! Look at all those LOSERS! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 12:44 PM

106. Memorial Day message from Lizzie

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #106)

Mon May 28, 2018, 04:33 PM

108. Thank you, Goth

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